Monday, August 26, 2019

JAMB needs a mobile court so exam offenders can go to jail immediately- Ex Registrar

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board may soon partner law enforcement agencies in the country and the judiciary to set up mobile courts for the trial of examination fraudsters and offenders.

A former Registrar of the board, Prof Bello Salim, made this recommendation to the registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, in the JAMB bulletin released on Sunday.

The former registrar said, “Examination malpractice is a global malaise. The battle is ongoing; we haven’t won it. When you present examination malpractice suspects at the beginning of August, for instance, and a court hearing is fixed for the middle of October, the hearing is adjourned almost as soon as it starts to maybe January. The court process will thus keep dragging on.

“Let there be mobile courts just like the election tribunals to treat all cases of examination malpractices and other unwholesome practices promptly. We should have penalties that are enforceable. The prescribed seven-year jail term for anyone involved in examination malpractices should be enforced.”

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